For pretty much every type of social site, whether it be video sharing, information sharing, user review, music sharing, it is possible to buy an affordable out of the box social networking script.

We've already spoken about social networking scripts and different software solutions.

As a guideline, stay away from the free open source solutions unless you have the time and knowledge to develop everything yourself. In that respect, Joomla and Drupal are probably the most powerful systems available. Its free, but will take you a while to understand if you have alimited coding knowledge. Hiring a programmer to build everything for you can turn out to be quite expensive.

The one of the options we would reccomend is phpFox which is a powerful fully featured professional social networking software for different web communities with full range of features found on major social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace. The platform gives you full control with your websites layout giving you the ability to easily create a unique look direct from the comfort of your Admin Control Panel.

phpFox is available in 3 packages that will allow you to get your social network up and running within minutes.Community $299, Network $199 and Lite$99,The main features are: Activity Feed, User Group manager, Content management System, Instant messenger, events, blogs, polls, photos, forum, video and many more.

You can create different membership levels and subscriptions by creating custom user groups that can do special things other user groups cannot do and you can charge for these features. With this feature you can start making money.

If you are building a dating site, you should seriosly consider World Dating Partners - the best platform for creating dating networking sites

Dzoic is a powerful and commercially available fully customizable social network script to run your own social networking portal. It has very good social plugins, very powerful admin console.

iScripts Socialware is an easy to setup social networking software just requires PHP and MySQL database. It is user friendly and has powerful features include friends management, Groups,...

PG social networking is easy to setup social networking script for niche social networks. It has modules structure, multilanguage interface, online and SMS payments, paid services are efficient in monetizing your database and building up an active community.

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